A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai of Japan and Scott Tingle of NASA landed in the Kazakhstan countryside around 6:40 p.m., three-and-a-half hours after detaching from the station.
Shkaplerov was travelling back to Moscow, reportedly with a football that might be used in the World Cup later this month.
Shkaplerov was out of the capsule first and was pictured munching grapes as the support crew tended to him ahead of his journey back to Moscow. "We are glad the weather is sunny".
Both Kanai and Tingle are now bound for Houston via the Kazakh city of Karaganda where they will undergo further medical tests to complete their mission.
The ball, called Telstar 18, was taken to the ISS in March by the Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
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During his mission, Kanai conducted various scientific experiments in space and walked in space outside the International Space Station.
Tingle and Kanai ventured outside the station on separate spacewalks to perform work on parts of the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Then he corrected himself and said he had only grown two centimeters. Russia's piloted spacecraft Soyuz MS-09, which is scheduled to blast off this week to the International Space Station (ISS), has been installed on a launch pad at the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced on Monday.
The orbiting laboratory now has a crew of three: Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev.
The ISS, one of the few examples of cooperation between Russian Federation and the United States, has been in orbit since 1998, orbiting at a speed of 28,000 km/hour.